Archive for March, 2016

An Open Letter to Theatre  Audiences Everywhere 

Posted in Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre on March 28, 2016 by RobALott

Good actors aim to impress their audience. 
Great actors want to move their audience—to make them feel something. 
Audiences please, I beg of you: Respond to the great actors. 
Raise your bar and respond only to that which moves you. Not simply to what impresses you. 
Raise your standard from that which is impressed by the actor who has memorized all those lines. Stop being impressed by the actor who simply possesses a willingness to step on to a stage. 
Please, raise your bar. Respond to and reward only that which moves you.

Find the Believers 

Posted in A Note to Directors, Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Thoughts on Leadership on March 21, 2016 by RobALott

Find the people who believe in you and believe in what you’re doing. 
Days will come when you don’t believe anymore, and you’ll wonder if you’ll ever believe again. 
On those days, you’ll be able to count on them to believe for you and believe in you.

The Other Upside of Generosity 

Posted in Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff, Thoughts on Leadership on March 14, 2016 by RobALott

Here’s a something I’ve learned:
When you give your time or donate your money on a regular basis to a cause you believe in. When the giving is planned and made a priority, not on a whim, and not only with what’s left…
When you do that, you’ll never feel guilty for saying “no”.

Even If Only For A Day

Posted in Got Me Thinkin', Thoughts on Leadership on March 7, 2016 by RobALott

People need their leaders to believe in them, even if only for a day. 

What if you chose to make that day today, everyday?